Rivesaltes

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Rivesaltes
Ribesaltes
Commune
The former town hall in Rivesaltes
The former town hall in Rivesaltes
Coat of arms of Rivesaltes
Coat of arms
Rivesaltes is located in France
Rivesaltes
Rivesaltes
Coordinates: 42°46′11″N 2°52′29″E / 42.7697°N 2.8747°E / 42.7697; 2.8747Coordinates: 42°46′11″N 2°52′29″E / 42.7697°N 2.8747°E / 42.7697; 2.8747
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Perpignan
Canton La Vallée de l'Agly
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) André Bascou (UMP)
Area1 28.76 km2 (11.10 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 8,771
 • Density 300/km2 (790/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 66164 /66600
Elevation 11–70 m (36–230 ft)
(avg. 29 m or 95 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Rivesaltes (Catalan: Ribesaltes, which means the high shores) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

Rivesaltes is in the canton of La Vallée de l'Agly and in the arrondissement of Perpignan.

Map of Rivesaltes and its surrounding communes

Politics and administration[edit]

Mayors[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

Rivesaltes is twinned with:

Population[edit]

Population 1962-2008

Economy[edit]

Wine

Fortified wine is produced around Rivesaltes, as Rivesaltes AOC.

Sites of interest[edit]

The Rivesaltes memorial museum[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

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